What the CCI is all about.
April 2003 a small international group of Cardigan enthusiasts, who had
met on the Showcardi List, have been working on a website dedicated to
the Cardigan Corgi. It has been a long and at times tedious proces. On
an average the group consists of 10-12 persons from the United States,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Some have left and new
members have joined the group. The names of present and previous members
of the panel are listed on the site.
aim is to create an educational website where judges, breeders and
owners of Cardigans, whether they are interested in showing or
performance work or simply appreciate the Cardigan Corgi as a family
pet, in time will be able to find all sorts of information and advice in
one place instead of having to collect the information from many
The main project is a photo illustrated standard describing the Cardigan in detail by means of photos and comments based on the standard from the breed's country of origin (UK) and which is valid in the FCI-member states, as well as the AKC standard which is essentially based on the British standard but more specific and detailed. This project is still ongoing and very time consuming as suitable photos have to be collected and the various comments submitted by the members discussed, co-ordinated and edited until a mutually satisfactory result has been reached. The skeleton drawings made by the French artist Béatrice Quinio, were done on the basis of several X-rays of Cardigans. The sketches were redone several times until the final version was approved. The coloured outline is equally derived from photographs of typical Cardigans. This means that it is not a live Cardigan who is the model for the skeleton drawings or the "click on Cardi".
many articles on the website are written by Cardigan breeders and judges
with many years of experience. The majority of these articles have
appeared in various magazines and year books and are published on the
website with the author's permission. In addition, you will find many
links to relevant websites.
website also contains accounts of the progress of the breed in various
countries and the stories of some of the famous Cardigan kennels.
is also an international Champion gallery, both for conformation and
performance, and everybody is invited to submit their Cardigan who
gained his/her champion title in 2005. Champions from 2004 are still
accepted. Detailed information on how to submit a champion can be found
on the main index page > Champion Gallery.
the website went public in mid-October 2004 we have received many
positive comments. The site is still under construction, so please keep
coming back and check for new additions. Any comments and suggestions
are most welcome.
website panel is always looking for knowledgeable, enthusiastic and
interested participants who are prepared to invest some time in this
project. We welcome either nominations or volunteers. We are a closed
group focused solely on gathering information about the Cardigan Welsh
Corgi from around the world and building the website to share that
information, so people nominated have to be approved by the majority of